ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai has won the BURJ CEO Award for “Best Pavilion Exterior Design,” the pavilion’s official Twitter account said on Monday. The Burj CEO Awards recognize business excellence.
The Expo 2020 began last year on October 1. Last month, Pakistan’s foreign ministry said the country’s pavilion had been visited by nearly a million people as of mid-February.
“We are happy to celebrate the award given by Burj CEO for ‘Best Pavilion Exterior Design at Dubai Expo’,” the official Twitter account of the Pakistan Pavilion tweeted.
The designer of the pavilion, Rashid Rana, has also been honored this month with the Sitara-e-Imtiaz, Pakistan’s third-highest civilian award.
Expo 2020 is a World Expo, currently hosted by Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from October 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was rescheduled from 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021.
“The Pakistan Pavilion would also like to congratulate Pakistan’s most celebrated artist and the exterior designer of The Pakistan Pavilion, Mr. Rashid Rana, on receiving the Sitara -E- Imtiaz (civilian award) in recognition of his achievements in the field of fine art.”